MissTris Adventures

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18

Jun

Taking the next step!

Welcome, my dear friends! We are about to embark on an epic journey…..well, at least a small trek through the woods, up a mountain with a spectacular view at the top……LET’S GO!

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Thank you for stopping in to my first ever blog. πŸ™‚ My early thoughts about blogs were as follows, in this particular order:

  • 1. a way to share products – people buy, use and describe the product that was tested
  • 2. a way to journal – a public diary (I wondered at the time: “Why would anyone want to publicize their deepest thoughts?” Later, I knew.)
  • 3. a place to find how to do things – how to’s, DIY’s, recipes
  • 4. a way to share experiences – travel, life journeys, self-discoveries
  • 5. a collection of opinions and rants ….

 

All of which I didn’t know I wanted to do, have to courage to do or even care. To me, blogs had a sort of connotation that made me feel like it was a waste of time.

Fast forward to today. From the last time I felt that way about blogs to now, I’ve learned a few things. Mostly not remotely related to writing a blog. It was more of a personal growth-type deal. Yeah, yeah, everyone has their own life experiences and epiphanies and LIGHT BULB!’s. What makes mine so special? Why do I think that my words are worth hearing? And then this: I’ve come to realize that life, ALL life, is worth sharing. Doesn’t matter who’ll listen or care. No life should be lived in the shadows. I have many ideas as to where this blog will go, but first, let me begin at when I basically broke down and said “Fuck it…..I’m doing it….”

Three months ago, I found myself broken. Not ENTIRELY broken, but it felt like a part of me that had been slightly fractured all of a sudden snapped. I needed to heal. I found myself online looking for an answer…..because ALL THE ANSWERS ARE ONLINE NOW-A-DAYS, right?! What do I do now? Why do I feel stuck? Where can I find support? Bah! Too much! How do I know what information to trust?

Luckily, as I was watching TED talks on YouTube for inspiration and motivation, I clicked on this video: Scott Dinsmore: How to Find Work You Love. I was actually searching for videos on “What makes people happy“, but it’s funny how the universe can direct you to something that you are truly looking for. After watching Scott talk so passionately about how to find the work you love, I re-watched that video 2 more times. I felt like he was talking to me. I always knew that I wanted to do something greater than myself, to help others who can’t help themselves because they don’t know where to go or who to turn to, to be someone people can come to and walk away knowing or feeling something more, something that helped them move forward.

I watched Scott with intense intrigue, but the inspiration didn’t stop there. This led me to finding out more about Scott, his work and his impact. While doing so, I found out that he had passed away in a terrible accident in Kilimanjaro. My heart sank. Not for the mere fact that I would never be able to connect with such an amazing soul, but because the world lost a great contributor to the betterment of humanity. However sad the news was, I knew that his legacy wouldn’t go down in vain. His amazing, strong and resilient wife, Chelsea, has boldly taken over Live Your Legend (LYL) and continues the great work Scott has started. This was the day I signed up for their newsletter, and I am truly glad I did. I am not one to subscribe to newsletters as I hate clutter in my inbox, but I knew I had to.

From the first email I received from LYL, I was challenged to uncover bit by bit something of myself. I was forced to uncover things I never thought to uncover on my own. Unlike most email subscriptions that are trying to sell you something, LYL sends newsletters of inspiration, motivation and transformation. All of which they could EASILY charge for, but it wasn’t about the money, I quickly realized. I began to trust this organization and started learning from their teachings, the articles Scott and Chelsea wrote, the videos, the photos, the inspirational quotes. I’ve learned to be honest with myself, to accept my fears and failures and flip the negative feelings tied in with those words and putting a positive perspective on it, to realize what really would make me happy doing. While on this road with LYL, it led me to Travis and Heather of Extra Pack of Peanuts, which then led me to Jacob Sokol of Sensophy. (I’ll think about writing something on how that came about in another post….otherwise this post will never end. Lol!)

In all this crazy hoopla of information, I started making decisions on what I was going to do that would:

a. get me to travel and experience the world and

b. be able to help people in need……

….volunteering on farms (WWOOF’ing), Peace Corps, teaching English abroad, working abroad programs, travel journalism, travel writing, travel Instagramming….SO MANY CHOICES! I needed to narrow down my interests. And so, I decided on teaching English overseas whilst having a blog to write about my travels, experiences and growth.

And THERE YOU HAVE IT! The Cliff Notes on how I decided to start a blog.

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Thank you for sticking around to the end of this post. I appreciate your love and support in my journey. πŸ™‚ Each and every person I have the pleasure of meeting along the way (even if just for a second) have a special place in my heart, because I am lucky to have crossed paths with you. I hope you live your life everyday happy and smiling no matter what.

Have an amazing day…..I LOVE YOU ALL. <3

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What’s next?

  • 1. A few things you don’t know about me but should
  • 2. Why I’m putting my time, money and energy into building this blog
  • 3. Why making connections is changing my life

Stay tuned!

About AuthorTristanne

Tristanne has a grateful heart journeying though life transforming into her true self. She wants to see the world, meet incredible souls and share their impactful stories with the rest of the world. She believes that every person on every inch of this Earth has the potential to give a little something to make life worth living. Make today your best day ever!

    Comments (8)

  1. I love this post Tristanne and so cool to get an insight into your journey and what you’re doing. I particularly loved this line: “I’ve come to realize that life, ALL life, is worth sharing. Doesn’t matter who’ll listen or care. No life should be lived in the shadows.” So beautiful. Awesome you have decided to take yourself on this journey. Look forward to following along!

    • MissTris.97@gmail.com

      Cristel!

      Thank you so much for your support! I would love to share everyone’s story in hopes that another will be inspired enough that it changes their life, to live a life of significance. Just as Scott’s story has changed mine. πŸ™‚

    • MissTris.97@gmail.com

      Hi, Jennie!

      Thanks for stopping in. I, too, am excited for what’s next!
      I believe great things are ahead of you as well. Just keep working hard, moving forward + trust and believe in yourself.
      Like my hero always says, “Nothing’s impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” (Audrey Hepburn)

      Let me know if there is anything I can help you with!

      Cheers,
      Tristanne

  2. Beautiful Tristanne
    Well done on searching for, discovering and doing something about what you feel will give you purpose in life.
    Kudos to you too for opening up and sharing your thoughts and feelings, very courageous. I have no doubt it will be an important step in your journey.
    Best of luck, I look forward to following your journey.
    Carpe Diem
    Andy πŸ™‚

    • MissTris.97@gmail.com

      Thank you, Andy!

      I really appreciate the encouragement. It’s people like you who give me the push I need to do what I want to do in life.
      I love following WFA and learning from the journeys of successful online entrepreneurs and location independent business people.
      It really helps guide me along and helps me make the right decisions.
      I’m excited to see where life takes me. I used to be afraid and cautious, but I realize nothing will change, if I don’t. Same goes with how others make you feel. If they make you feel like shit and you don’t say anything to change that, they will continue to make you feel like shit. Some of the time, they won’t even realize they’re doing that. You could be doing them a favor! Lol.

      I digress. Ha!

      Thanks again, Andy!
      I look forward to learning more from you and WFA. I wish I could make it to the conference in Sydney! I hope to make it to the next one!

      Cheers,
      Tristanne

    • MissTris.97@gmail.com

      Lise,

      Thanks for stopping by to read my first post. I plan to clean it up, provide better content and hopefully just have a blog that people love to read. πŸ™‚

      I love your blog as well and I look forward to more posts by you!

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